LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Congratulations to the educators in Livingston Parish and everyone who helped them get the schools there re-opened this week after floodwaters washed out a third of the system's campuses.
Six schools are still closed and their students have been moved to other campuses that suffered less damage. Like every other aspect of the flood recovery, a return to normalcy is what we're all seeking, but it's especially important for our young people.
Superintendent Rick Wentzel expressed extreme pride in his team members who he said worked endlessly to get the schools reopened. From the returning principals, teachers and students, there were many who acknowledged the life lessons learned from this event - people who are emerging stronger, kinder and with more patience.
Many students returned to find this message on the white board in their classroom, "Accept what is. Let go of what was. Believe in what will be." For many in our region right now, that's about all they can do.
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